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Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has insisted that there was nothing suspicious about his side’s six-wicket loss to England in the third ODI in Sharjah.
Younis’ comments come after reports emerged on Friday that the game is under investigation for suspicious betting patterns after three of Pakistan’s batsmen were involved in embarrassing run outs.
The Daily Mail also reported that the match is currently being scrutinised by officials from the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU).
Pakistan ended up losing six wickets for 29 runs when they were on 132/2 in the 30th over.
However, Younis made it clear that his side’s collapse was “unfortunate” and added that he is confident there was nothing untoward about the match.
“I’ve been hearing things but I’m very clear about the Pakistan team, and there was nothing wrong with the game,” he said. “Yes, we lost the game – it’s unfortunate and these things happen.
“You lose and win games, but I have no doubt in my boys. I’m very satisfied in them.”